The Best Inspirational and Motivational Quotes

One of my favourite things to pin on Pinterest are phone wallpapers and backgrounds. I like to change my phone’s background at least once a week which I know may seem excessive to a lot of people, but I tend to change my wallpaper to suit my mood. I typically like quite feminine phone wallpapers but I love a good quote, and my quote board on Pinterest is one of my most popular boards – everyone else loves a good quote too, it would appear.

I always have my Quote Pinterest board, and my Phone Wallpapers board pinned within my ‘featured’ boards widget on my Pinterest profile so they’re always easy to find should you want to take a look.

As well as pinning free phone wallpapers, I love to make them too with graphics and fonts I’ve purchased from Etsy and Creative Market so I thought I’d share a selection of them here on my blog occasionally incase you fancy saving them, and using them on your phone. A small selection of these wallpapers are edits of royalty free images. Keep on reading if you’d like to download some free phone wallpapers and backgrounds.

I’ve featured a few different posts containing free phone wallpapers on my blog;

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You’ll find a collection of 50 of the best inspiring and motivational quotes which you can download and use as wallpapers on your phone should you wish to. If you’re on your phone and you want to save one, just press hold the screen and select ‘save’ photo or download photo depending on your browser. If you’re on a laptop or computer, just right click the image and select ‘save as’ to save to your downloads folder.

If you have an iPhone there are some instructions here on how you can change the wallpaper of your mobile phone.

If you have an Android phone there are some instructions here on how you can change the wallpaper of your mobile phone.

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If it makes you happy, it’s never a waste of time.

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I don’t need to show off to prove that I’m doing well.

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In life it’s important to know when to stop arguing with people and simply let them be wrong.

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Everything in life is easier when you don’t concern yourself with what everybody else is doing.

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If you avoid the conflict to keep the peace, you start a war inside your head.

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Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once couldn’t.

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Judge me when you’re perfect.

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You are the artist of your own life. Don’t hand the paintbrush to anyone else.

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Apology without change is just manipulation.

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Appreciate where you are in your journey, even if it’s not where you want to be. Every season serves a purpose. 

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Be the kind of person that makes other people want to up their game.

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See rejection as redirection.

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You should tell people how much they mean to you. Always.

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If I cut you off, chances are you passed me the scissors.

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Two things to remember in life; take care of your thoughts when you’re alone and your words when you’re with people.

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Wrinkles mean you laughed. Grey hair means you cared and scars mean you lived.

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It’s hard to be happy when you’ve been sad for so long.

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Little by little. Day by day, what is meant for you will find its way.

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Expecting things to change without putting in any effort is like waiting for a ship at an airport.

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Healing isn’t about changing who you are. It’s about changing how you feel about who you are.

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Flowers need time to bloom, and so do you.

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If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.

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Mistakes are proof you’re trying.

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You’re so busy doubting yourself while so many others are intimated by your potential.

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The past is in your head, the future is in your hands.

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A negative mind will never give you a positive life.

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The real glow up is when you stop waiting to turn into some perfect version of yourself and consciously enjoy being who you are in the present.

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Work hard in silence. Let your success be the noise.

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Your follower is not necessarily your fan.

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If your life got a little harder, that probably means you just levelled up.

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What is meant for you will make its way to you.

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Never stop being a good person because of bad people.

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Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.

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Know this: You can start over each morning.

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You cannot heal yourself in the same environment that made you sick.

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You are strong enough to face it all, even if it doesn’t feel like it right now.

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Be such a beautiful soul that people crave your vibes.

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Make someone smile everyday but never forget you’re someone too.

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The moral of this story is that no matter how you try, no matter how much we want it, some stories just don’t have an happy ending.

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Hurt me with the truth but never comfort me with a lie.

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That’s my problem; I think too much and I feel too deeply. What a dangerous combination. 

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Cutting people out of my life doesn’t mean I hate them. It means I respect myself.

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You will not heal by going back to what broke you.

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Don’t change who you are to please others. Be yourself. Choose people that choose you.

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I’m working on myself. By myself. For myself.

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Take the risk or lose the chance.

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Be so happy that you forget how to be sad.

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Some people will never like you, because your spirit irritates their demons.

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Even if you hear a bad story about me, understand there was a time I was good to those people too, but they won’t tell you that part. 

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I can talk to hundreds of people in one day but none of them compare to the smile you can give me in one minute.

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At some point something inside of me just clicked and I realised I didn’t have to deal with anyone’s bullshit again.


I would like to give thanks to the following very kind Etsy sellers I purchased graphics from, for giving me permission to create wallpapers with their graphics that I purchased.

I really recommend them should you be looking for beautiful vectors, backgrounds, papers or graphics too; NorthSeaStudio, BeracaInk, ChloeSweeneyDesign The Pinsta Lab Fantasy Cliparts Digital Curio Pixel Jungle IHelpUrArt TheDigiRainbow  JulieCampbellDesigns and Lille Studio.

I really hope you like them and I’ll be sure to add new ones as and when I make them..

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